Enterprise Contracts

Commonwealth Office of Technology and the Office of Procurement Services recently completed statewide enterprise service contracts that should be useful to agencies and educational entities across the state. Additional details are outlined below.

AntiVirus Information

The Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) is pleased to announce that next generation IT Endpoint Protection is available. Effective immediately, Symantec Endpoint Protection is available for all Commonwealth Agencies and Users.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is a single-agent platform that that consists of Virus and Spyware Protection, Anti-malwareIntrusion Prevention and Firewall features for serverand desktop computers.  Administered through a single management console – Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager(SEPM).
How to Obtain Licenses for Symantec Endpoint Protection:
To obtain licenses for your organization, please submit a Service Request via an email sent to the Commonwealth Service Desk.  To expedite processing, please include the number of devices managed by your organization, broken down by Servers and WorkStations.
If you have any questions or need assistance with this matter, please email the Commonwealth Service Desk.

Training for IT Professionals

The Office of Procurement Services (OPS) and the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) completed a statewide enterprise service contract for Information Technology Training. The vendors for this contract are: Solarity Group(MA 758 1700000657) and Tandem Solutions,LLC(MA 758 1700000655).
Both vendors shall deliver training in three (3) delivery modes. These include a conventional classroom setting at either a Commonwealth or a vendor location, self-paced instruction delivered to the desktop via the Internet and instructor-led classes (distance learning) delivered to the trainee via the Internet. When appropriate, the adoption of the Internet delivery mode can save on travel and lodging expenses.
The catalog of classes includes training for a wide range of IT skills and products, and the Office of Procurement Services can add additional training subjects, if they are within the scope of the contract. The contract requires both vendors to maintain an up-to-date website of all training titles and state pricing.  
 
Vendor Contact Information
Cory Camic, cory.camic@solarity.com
(859) 351-1688
(859) 215-0253 x106  

Training for Project Management, Business Analysis and Information Technology Service Management

The Office of Procurement Services (OPS) and the Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) completed a statewide enterprise service contract for PM, BA and ITSM Training. The vendors for this contract are Solarity Group(MA 758 1600000856) and Tandem Solution, LLC(MA 758 1700000857).
Both vendors shall deliver training in three (3) delivery modes. These include a conventional classroom setting at either a Commonwealth or a vendor location, self-paced instruction delivered to the desktop via the Internet and instructor-led classes (distance learning) delivered to the trainee via the Internet.
The catalog of classes includes training for a wide range of topics related to project management, business analysis and Information Technology Service Management, including ITIL. The Office of Procurement Services can add additional training subjects if they are within the scope of the contract. The contract requires both vendors to maintain an up-to-date website of all training titles and state pricing.  
Vendor Contact Information
 
Cory Camic, cory.camic@solarity.com
(859) 351-1688
(859) 215-0253 x106

Software Reseller Contract

The enterprise software reseller contract with Software House International (SHI) (MA 758 1800000597) provides for the purchase of commercial software through a flexible contract with provisions that should greatly reduce the need to issue future software solicitations. Major software publishers include Abobe, SAP, Citrix, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and dozens of others. The following is a list of the goods and services that will be available through a Commonwealth specific software portal supported by the vendor:

  • Commercial software licenses/media and software license renewals
  • Software maintenance
  • Packaged technical support service credits and incident resolution services
  • Agency/entity software purchases tracking, reporting and analysis
  • Licensing compliance tracking and assistance
  • Software administration services for current and future enterprise license agreements (ELA’s)
  • A pricing schedule for Asset Management services

The SHI Portal will provide up-to-date (every 2 weeks) contract information, contact information and pricing to keep pace with changes in the IT industry and changing business needs.

The contract was awarded as an “all state agency” contract that provides a purchasing option for the needs of the following major buying entities:

  • Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, and Local Governments
  • Post Secondary Education
  • K-12

Additional details and contact information is available at the following.

Enterprise Software Reseller Agency Contact Memo

Enterprise Software Reseller Contract

 
Vendor Contact Information
Pete Calamia  |  SHI International Corp  |  Inside Account Manager  |  pete_calamia@shi.com / KentuckyTeam@shi.com /  | SHI.com |  Toll Free: 800-527-6389 ext.: 5377286  |  Team Line: x.2113562 
Lexi Ettman |  SHI International Corp  | Inside Account Manager  | Lexi_Ettman@SHI.COM | SHI.com  KentuckyTeam@shi.com /  | SHI.com |  Toll Free: 800-527-6389 ext.: 5377286  |  Team Line: x.2113562  
 

IT Staff Augmentation

The Finance and Administration Cabinet has awarded four IT System Design/Development Services (SDS) Contracts for IT staff augmentation. All agencies may utilize these contracts for information technology staff augmentation.
 
If you have questions or concerns regarding the SDS contracts please contact stephanier.williams@ky.gov.

 

System Development Services (SDS) Contract Information:

 
VENDOR
CONTRACT #
CONTACT NAME
CONTACT EMAIL
Latitude 36, Inc.
MA 758 1700001048
Jason Pyle & Rachel Emerson
 
NTT Data, Inc.
MA 758 1700001049
Ted Johnson
 
Quantam Solutions, LLC
MA 758 1700001051
Brittany Glovis
 
 
Tek Systems
MA 758 1700001052
Tim Heid
 

  

 
  
 
 
 
Voice Communications
The Commonwealth Office of Technology partners with Avaya to offer several IP telephony solutions to agencies of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Voice over IP(VoIP) is the COT standard for our phone system solutions.  This results in a great cost savings and removes the worry of maintenance fees and expensive repairs.  The VC60 rated service is a one rate charge to those agencies to cover a line of service, voicemail,
and conference calling ability on the Aura system as well as guaranteed maintenance and repair. 
Along with traditional copper lines, COT has incorporated SIP trunking over existing data connections to deliver phone service to the Commonwealth through its centralized voice platform.  Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) uses IP technology to deliver a very reliable, cost effective, and flexible method of voice communications.  SIP’s benefits allow COT to offer telephony options to the Commonwealth without the need for a large, on premise, hardware purchase up front, providing toll free telephony service for agencies on the Avaya Aura system.

COT provides 911 services to all telephone sites hosted on its’ Aura VoIP platform.  COT also tests sites with landlines to ensure 911 calls are sending correct information to emergency operators.    COT takes 911 emergency response very seriously, and works diligently to ensure continued compliance with all legislation including
Kari’s Law and Ray Baum’s Act.
 
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AntiVirus Information

Information on products and policies can be directed to:

Commonwealth Service Desk
CommonwealthServiceDesk@ky.gov
101 Cold Harbor Drive 
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7576

 

Contact Information

Solarity Group 

 

Tandem Solution, LLC

   

 Software House International